re: Poker & Hold em vs Omaha... What is a good hand to bet?
Very good question. At low levels, I don't think you're going to be able to limit the playing field easily. Most decent PLO players see raises as high PP's with whatever as the other 2 cards and will call to see if they hit any of their hole cards. I know anytime I see a lot of calls after a raise, I'm much more apt to play my 3579 double suited type of hand. The reason is I'm making the assumption that most of the high cards are already in other players hand since there are so many calls. Now, that could be bad judgement on my part but its been accurate more often than not. When a player makes a raise with a good connecting PLO hand, I'll make a note and change my play when he/she raises.
My experience is that you get an early raise, one person calls...and then pot odds
tell most other players to call and see. I know thats not exactly what you're looking for but it is what it is. Now, if you have middle position with a few calls and want to isolate, you can raise pot and that usually reduces the playing field. There seems to be a big difference in players mind in the .01/.02 game between a .04-.07 PF call and a .15 or higher PF call.
Note that I'm making all of these statements based on PLO and not PLO8